Sixth Annual Law and Corpus Linguistics Conference Schedule

Time All times given in Mountain Standard Time
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome: (Sesssion Recording)

D. Gordon Smith, Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School
9:15-10:45 Panel 1: (Sesssion Recording)
Theory and Methodology

Moderated by Brett Hashimoto

Neal Goldfarb– Toward Partial Consensus as to the Relationship Between Corpus Linguistics and Ordinary

Ben Lee– Textual Questions and Sunstein’s “Textualism and the Duck-Rabbit Illusion”

Jesse Egbert, Tom Lee, and Zak Lutz– Refining Corpus-based Methods for Investigating Questions of Surplusage
10:50-11:50 Keynote Address: (Sesssion Recording)

Tammy Gales
(Associate Professor of Linguistics at Hofstra University) Professor Gales has made substantial contributions to this field—principally in statutory interpretation and forensic linguistics.
11:50- 1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Panel 2: (Sesssion Recording)

Moderated by James Heilpern

John K. Bush– Corpus Analysis of the Meaning of Direct Tax

Clark D. Cunningham and Ute Römer– Investigating the Original Public Meaning of “Misdemeanors” in the Impeachment Clause

Eric Jensen and James Lee– Corpus Linguistics Applications to International Law
2:30 – 4:00 Panel 3: (Sesssion Recording)
Corpus Construction Moderated by Tom Lee

Margaret Wood and Jesse Egbert– Designing and Constructing Specialized Corpora of Statutory Language

Kyra Nelson– Constructing a Corpus of the Congressional Record

Brett Hashimoto, James Heilpern, and Tina Wilder– Legislative History as a Corpus
4:00-4:15 Closing remarks Tom Lee (Sesssion Recording)



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